Olive Lucy's Kitchen Table
Olive Lucy's Kitchen Table

Olive Lucy's Kitchen Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.olivelucys.com/
  • Phone: 9739988333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Portuguese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catering available for private parties and corporate events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cattano Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is public parking lot directly across the street at Headquarters Plaza, and also a Cattano Ave parking lot half a block away from the restaurant.
A word from Olive Lucy's Kitchen Table
Olive Lucy"s is where Pasta Meats Paella!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Olive Lucy's Kitchen Table reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (59)fit for foodies (54)good for groups (53)special occasion (40)hot spot (34)romantic (28)great for lunch (12)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was professional and consistent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kikki77
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    less empasis should have been placed on the decor (a bit over the top for Motown) and more on the food. The food was average, not great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Restaurant is so pretty and loved the booths! We were sitting and not having dessert, owner came over and asked offered us a 15% coupon if we would leave because they had another table who was staying very long and they couldn't seat another large table waiting. Meriscada was good along with the black pasta. Love black pasta. Everyone was happy with their meals!! Only negative was the noise level. Couldn't really hear everyone at our table cause of the noise. overall great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yes, We "Love" Lucy's
    SteveD
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We've been coming here since it opened, and have never been disappointed. As it gets busy the noise level can become become intense. Service is very good but sometimes you have to wait for attention. We have eaten virtually everything on the menu and it is all fresh, well-prepared and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All had lunch salads, hard to judge
    MrsOTU
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We all had salads with shrimp or chicken added, so a little hard to judge the food in a comprehensive way. The salads were pretty good, though it was $9 to add 3 tiny shrimp to the salad! Which was kind of a rip-off. Also---I think they could have put some bread on the table to have with our $18 salads! Service was pleasant though, and I will give it a try for dinner at some point. There was only one other table occupied during our lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The owner is great and clearly cares about the restaurant and the guests. The service was very good. It's a shame they don't have a liquor license or wine list but if you think ahead you can bring a nice bottle. The ambiance was great for a date with music that fit perfectly. We will definately go back!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great service
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I recently dined out at Olive Lucy before a movie. As always , the food and service were top notch. I commented as such to Mr. Valenti, the owner, who thanked us for dining with him again and asked if he could send over a complimentary dessert. He later sent over four (4)! desserts for our party of four. How absolutely generous and speaks to the care that the restaurant puts forward. We will gladly return (with or without free desserts)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but off night.
    Jsfirst
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We've been here before and came back because our meal was so delicious. This time we were a bit let down. We only ordered entrees because we had our kids with us. It still took 35 minutes to get our entrees after we placed our order. When they arrived, my dish was just barely lukewarm while my husband's was piping hot. It was obvious that my dish had sat a good long time. The food was tasty, but hard to give a good rating when I waited 35 minutes for a cold dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming restaurant, food is ok
    Niko
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The restaurant itself was so pretty and the waitstaff was extremely attentive and friendly. The food was mediocre for the price. The mariscada did not leave me wanting more. The portuguese salad was ok. The lobster mac could have used more lobster and less oil. The food was very filling, yet I left feeling unsatisfied. The dessert was very good. I would try the restaurant again to try a different dish before I made a decision on whether I liked this restaurant. It was listed as portuguese fusion and expected a bit more portuguese style cooking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and setting
    LynnGuini
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My boyfriend and I came for an early dinner and from the moment we walked in to the moment we left, our experience was wonderful. The décor and ambiance was amazing and the food was beautiful and delicious. The only issue that might be worth checking out is due to the open AC ducts, there was some condensation, causing drips from the ceiling. We were asked to move our table, which was easy to do because it was so early and empty, but I could foresee this being an issue later in the evening when it gets crowded. Otherwise, it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Olive Lucy's
    Smollett5
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The restaurant was pretty good. We were greeted promptly and our waitress was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The first basket of bread was air-dried, the second had softer, warm rolls. The dishes, while tasty and slightly innovative, had perhaps too much going on regarding the number of ingredients. Sometimes less does equal more in allowing the flavors of the main ingredients to stand out. Portions were more than adequate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food and service!
    ilovelucy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From start to finish our experience was excellent. Food was delicious, loved all the different sauces and combination of ingredients. Maggie was our server. She had a magnetic personality, she was funny and you didn't need to ask her for anything. She was always there for water refills or asking how everything was. Overall a fabulous experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    it was a nice meal and not too pricey. the food wasn't spectacular nor was bad, honestly I would go there again to try something new. the short rib raviolis were gem.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Ag290
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From the atmosphere to the food, this place was great! The atmosphere was different from any other restaurant in the area and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service!
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I went back a second time after a wonderful first time. The maitre d greeted us with a smile and with me, a handshake. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and was very attentive and friendly. The food is outstanding! It is a BYO restaurant or they have a wine delivery service agreement with a local wine store which is very convenient. We will be back a 3rd time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lucajames
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The owners very friendly always.We complained about slow waiter service and he gave us a fee dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again - Thrilled!!
    Happycamper
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have been a very strict diet this spring and summer but when my birthday hit and my husband asked me where I wanted to go, THIS was my choice for my special night!!! I read a few reviews and thought, hummmm that is odd some folks are not saying how amazing this place is. I got a little nervous for a second and feared in our time away that something had changed and the food and service was not what it once was. I have NO idea who wrote those reviews and I am skeptical if they are not planted from some other competitor because our night was incredible~~~ Food a 10++, service 10++, atmosphere 10++, it was all I remembered and more. The best night in a long time!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Option No Matter What!
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is our 4th time eating at Olive Lucy's. The food and service are always on par and the ambiance (music esp) is perfect. I highly recommend this gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting Menu
    jcziiVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    They promote themselves as Mediterranean, but it's not traditional. Their entrees are very unique and creative. I like the staff working there as well, and the décor is casual and creative. Notice the chandeliers made out of bottles, plus other interesting décor items. This is a BYOB. They will also make Sangria out of the wine you bring. My wife and I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lacking vis a vis the price
    Saudades
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It is a little pricey but given it is BYOB I can get past that. However, the food was not great. I ordered the Paella and the rice was flavorless and the various meats/shellfish were overcooked. I am Portuguese so I have had paella many times. This one was at the bottom. My husband ordered the pasta with sausage and spinach in vodka sauce which is a meal I make often. There was a small amount of sausage, on the small side in general. Doesn't cost much for the restaurant to give you extra pasta even. The mussels appetizer was very yummy in a cilantro sauce. What a refreshing change. The sangria is always good too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we will try it again
    sherry
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a great waiter. The salad was fabulous. When it came to our seafood dishes, everything was overcooked. The shrimp appetizer as well as all the seafood was overcooked & dry. The mussels were not open in the paella & the clams were so tiny you couldn't see them. The manager apologized and said there was a problem that he would correct. But we were disappointed since the waiter had told us all the seafood was awesome. I will try Olive Lucy's again.The manager did make a slight adjustment on our bill. They were all very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    GalaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was a fabulous experience from food to service to atmosphere and music! A must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively, Fun & Delicous
    Melon
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great service, great food, fun atmosphere & affordable! Olive Lucy's is something to love! We arrived early- stayed late & no one rushed us! Can't remember the last time - if ever that we were able to enjoy a Sunday lunch/dinner for 3 hours! Definitely worth keeping on the top 10 list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, but overpriced
    MixedDiners
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I visited Olive Lucy's based on a recommendation from a friend. Overall, the restaurant was nice, the wait staff was very friendly & knowledgable. The food presentation and appetizer (fried Calamari) was also very good. I ordered blackened, spicy Sea Scallops with Risotto and my wife ordered the Paella. The Risotto was very good but the scallops were a little bit overcooked and a little too salty. The Paella looked and smelled great when it arrived but it was missing Chorizo, the lobster tail hadn't been deveined and the whole plate was overcooked. We sent the Paella back, paid the check, and left. We walked away feeling like this restaurant was overpriced.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The ambiance was terrific and everyone from the hostess to the bus boys were very kind and helpful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mixed feelings
    Notafoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We thought the food was very good. 4 people ordered stuffed mushrooms which were excellent, Beet salad which was good but difficult to eat neatly, cod, which was good but spicy, crab ravioli which tasted excellent but the shrimp and lobster sauce had no lobster we could find, steak which was good and mariscada which was the best entree of the evening. The service was very good, refilled drinks and was available but not obtrusive. Downside was the noise level. By the time we left at 8:15 on Friday evening, conversation was impossible. I might try it again if they do something about the noise. It is pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our party consisted of three foodies. We did not feel that the quality of the food or the ambiance was up to the standards of other BYO restaurants in the area. So I would say it was good but not great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty, pricey, noisy
    Jalan
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food was good, if pricey. Nice-looking place, though the booth seats were uncomfortable. Very noisy, difficult to hear people talking right across our table. I was eager to get out of there, and others in our group felt the same. I would not return if conversation with my companions is important.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time around
    wonderful
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Second time eating here..Always good and of course a BYOB
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A dining mistake
    Tatyana
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful, the service is great but the food is bad! Two out of four of us had major dish errors. My fish special which was supposed to come with a potato crust came with the crust burned to a char so I had to send it back and ask for a new crust. The waiter assured me that it should take no more than 5 minute but it turned out to be 30. When the dish was brought back it was completely remade and now completely bland with the exception of the sauce which was now so horribly bitter it was unedible. Another guest with food allergies simply asked that her pork chop be unsalted. The first time it came it was loaded with salt. The second time it wasn't but after she waited for half an hour it was pink and underdone. Not good!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Etofield
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was my first time at Olive Lucy's and the food and service were great. However the music in the background was a bit loud and conversation levels were raising as the night went on....My only recommendation is to turn it down!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    MoTownGuy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This is one of those restaurants you just love walking into. The staff is always very welcoming and attentive. The food is outstanding. This is our go to place when we are looking to get out without the kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious...as always!
    Tracie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Thank you for yet another wonderful dining experience and for remembering that it was my husband's birthday! Our food was delicious and our waiter Gabriel provided exceptional service. See you again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great First Visit
    robert421912
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Nice little restaurant in downtown Morristown. The lobster mac, scallops and pan seared salmon all done perfectly and all delicious. BYOB. Can get a little noisy from time to time depending on the crowd (two birthday dinners) but not a deterrent. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Restaurant
    WinerandDiner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I went to Olive Lucy this past weekend with a group of 6 girls for a bachellorette dinner. The wait staff was awesome, specifically our server Maggie, and the manager Stephen accommodated our every need. The decor is classy and absolutely adorable. The food was fantastic and we will all be back to eat there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was very disappointing; mediocre. Definitely wont be returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very Disappointed
    GeoffreyR
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    When making reservation never told its BYOB 1/3 of the Muscles Fri Diabalo were unopened ( Don't eat unopened muscles ) waiter agreed and did nothing Two steaks ordered 1 medium, 1 medium rare. Both well done again waiter told nothing done All in all a bad expirence
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant but very noisy!
    cbs1020VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I've eaten at this establishment many times and have always enjoyed the food and the ambiance. This was the first time, with a 6:45pm reservation, that I found the noise level intolerable. It was difficult to have a nice dinner when a group of 12 were howling nearby. I told our waitress, but nothing was done. People who feel the need to scream across the table should do so in their own homes. It was rude and disrespectful to other diners in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lively atmosphere
    italyusa
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Fun, finely decorated room, with a lot of energy. Dishes are hit or miss, but the flavored are mostly good. My stuffed chicken was excellent! Noisy crowd, but great for an upbeat night out. Service is friendly.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Morristown Is Moving On Up
    food4thought
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I'm a bit of a food snob because I live in NYC. However, Olive & Lucy's has the potential to be great!! The decor is gorgeous and I love the open kitchen concept. The menu is my issue. While the food was pretty good and had decent portions, the menu options are all over the place and quite random. My meal was fine but I tried my friends garlic shrimp and the sauce was just oil. The bread was amazing!! I think we had three baskets. I love that its BYOB!! I'll go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate